Job Description

While much of the world was forced to close its' doors due to COVID-19, we at The Arc Tampa Bay could not, would not,  and did not.  Our mission to support and empower people with intellectual & developmental disabilities became more important than ever.  Caring for those in need has no off-season, so neither can we!

If you are looking for a new home to hang your hat, look no further!  At The Arc Tampa Bay, we will provide and pay for all required training to make your new career a success!

Pay Rate: $12.02 to $12.85/hour ~ Our wages are among the most competitive for this field in this area, and we have been providing services to The I/DD Community of Pinellas County for over 60 years.  The Arc is a national organization whose sole purpose is to empower this amazing community of individuals in need.

The holidays are a time of giving, so why not kick off the holiday season by becoming a caregiver.  Give back to those in need, and get something back in return.  Not only will you get a paycheck, but you will know that you are making a difference in people's lives every day.

We have 3 different homes in Tarpon Springs that are currently seeking new team members.  All shifts are full-time, with opportunities for overtime!  The schedules are as follows:

Location 1 Shifts

  1. Over night awake;  Friday 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m; Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  2. Wednesday to Sunday:  Wednesday AND Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday AND Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location 2 Shifts

  1. Over night awake:  Friday AND Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p..m., Sunday 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  2. Monday to Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  3. Weekday Split shift:  Monday to Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  4. Saturday to Wednesday:  Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  5. Weekend Marathon:  Friday 6 to 9 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday ND Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  6. Thursday to Sunday:  Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location 3 Shifts

  1. Over Night Awake:  Thursday through Sunday 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  2. Weekend Marathon:  Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  3. Weekend Marathon II:  Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Florida Driver License
  • At least 21 years of age per Auto insurance requirements
  • 1 year of related experience preferred but not required 
  • Local & Federal Background checks (company paid) drug screen in accordance with The Florida Drug Free Work Place Policy (company paid) - current Arc/APD/DCF employees will most likely already have the Federal Background Clearance!
  • To be considered:  a candidate can have NO criminal misdemeanor in the past 3 years and NO Felony in the last 10 years.  See the "APD Attestation of Good Moral Character" for all other automatic disqualifying criminal offenses.
  • Availability to obtain copies of current APD and other related trainings, or to be able to online train
  • Patience, compassion, dedication, reliability!!!!

Physical Requirements

  1. Strength

Heavy Lifting-Lift/transfer up to 100 pounds occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently.

  1. Movement.

Balancing-Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when performing feats of agility.

Stooping-Bending body downward and upward.  Requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Kneeling-Bending legs at knees to come to rest on either knee or knees. The ability to return to a standing position without supports.

Crouching-Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

Handling-Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hands and fingers.

Important Notes

We value our dedicated team of employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package. As a Direct Care Staff, you will enjoy:

    • $5,220 Annual Medical, Dental, and Life insurance benefit
    • $916 in Paid Holidays
    • $1222 in Paid vacation after 1 full year
    • Tax ­Sheltered retirement plan with $1019 average employer match
    • $1019 Paid Sick time
  • Full-time, steady schedule with a variety of shifts and locations to choose from
  • A large, stable organization with opportunities for growth
  • Pre screenings paid for
  • Training paid for
  • Employee Recognition gifts
  • Referral bonus